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{{Kentucky-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Morgan County'' <br>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Morgan_County,_Kentucky|Morgan County]]''
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Guide to '''Morgan County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{KYDC}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Morgan County
 
| county = Morgan County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/index.html Morgan Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Morgan_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Morgan_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1866
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]
  
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[http://www.morgancounty.ky.gov/ Morgan County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;450 Prestonburg Street<br> PO Box 26; <br>West Liberty, KY 41472-1162<br> Phone: 606.743.3949<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1862, 1925--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
 
'''1862, 1925--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
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9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Adele  
 
| Adele  
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| Bear Wallow  
 
| Bear Wallow  
 
| Florress  
 
| Florress  
| Mima  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mima,_Kentucky Mima]
 
| Silverhill
 
| Silverhill
 
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| Blairs Mills  
 
| Blairs Mills  
 
| Gordon Ford  
 
| Gordon Ford  
| Mize  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mize,_Kentucky Mize]
 
| Smith Creek
 
| Smith Creek
 
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| Blaze  
 
| Blaze  
| Grassy Creek  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassy_Creek,_Kentucky Grassy Creek]
| Moon  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon,_Kentucky Moon]
| Stacy Fork
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacy_Fork,_Kentucky Stacy Fork]
 
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| Bonny  
 
| Bonny  
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| Straight Creek
 
| Straight Creek
 
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| Caney  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caney,_Kentucky Caney]
 
| Head of Stacy Fork  
 
| Head of Stacy Fork  
 
| Neal Valley  
 
| Neal Valley  
 
| Tarklin
 
| Tarklin
 
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| Cannel City  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannel_City,_Kentucky Cannel City]
 
| Hickory Grove  
 
| Hickory Grove  
 
| Nickell  
 
| Nickell  
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| Jones Creek  
 
| Jones Creek  
 
| Pekin  
 
| Pekin  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195557&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Morgan%2C+West+Liberty&columns=*,0,0 West Liberty]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Morgan%2C+West+Liberty|subject|disp=West Liberty}}
 
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| Cottle  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottle,_Kentucky Cottle]
 
| Kellacey  
 
| Kellacey  
 
| Perry Bend  
 
| Perry Bend  
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| Dehart  
 
| Dehart  
| Lenox  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenox,_Kentucky Lenox]
 
| Redwine  
 
| Redwine  
| White Oak
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Oak,_Kentucky White Oak]
 
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| Dingus  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingus,_Kentucky Dingus]
 
| Liberty Road  
 
| Liberty Road  
| Relief  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relief,_Kentucky Relief]
 
| Woodsbend
 
| Woodsbend
 
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| Licking River  
 
| Licking River  
 
| Rexville  
 
| Rexville  
| Wrigley
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley,_Kentucky Wrigley]
 
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| Ebon  
 
| Ebon  
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| Yocum
 
| Yocum
 
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| Elamton  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elamton,_Kentucky Elamton]
 
| Lower Sandlick  
 
| Lower Sandlick  
 
| Road Fork  
 
| Road Fork  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American Research ====
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[[Image:Kymorgan.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymorgan.png]]
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==== African American Research ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Bible  ====
 
==== Bible  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/morgan.html Morgan Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/morgan.html Morgan Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1076 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1076 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=555598&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Morgan++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|555598|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4189&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Morgan County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4189&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Morgan County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/morgan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Morgan County Kentucky Cemetery Records]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/morgan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Morgan County Kentucky Cemetery Records]  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 2857
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| 1840= 4603
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| 1850= 7620
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| 1860= 9237
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| 1870= 5975
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| 1880= 8455
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| 1890= 11249
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| 1900= 12792
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| 1910= 16259
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| 1920= 16518
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| 1930= 15130
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| 1940= 16827
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| 1950= 13624
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| 1960= 11056
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| 1970= 10019
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| 1980= 12103
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| 1990= 11648
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| 2000= 13948
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdcensus.htm Morgan County Census Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdcensus.htm Morgan County Census Records]  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdchurch.htm Church Records]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdchurch.htm Church Records]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/morgan/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Morgan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/morgan/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Morgan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/morgan/courts.htm Morgan County Court Records]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/courts.htm Morgan County Court Records]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference]
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Morgan-County-Kentucky.htm Morgan County, Kentucky Map]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Morgan-County-Kentucky.htm Morgan County, Kentucky Map]&nbsp;  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky  
*http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n474/mode/1up List of Revelutionary Pensioners]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/military.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails]<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/morgan1.htm Morgan County Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Air&nbsp;Corps]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n474/mode/1up List of Revelutionary Pensioners]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/military.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails]<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/morgan1.htm Morgan County Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Air&nbsp;Corps]
  
==== Miscellaneous ====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company A.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm  
*Licking Valley Courier<br>P. O. Box 187<br>West Liberty, KY 41472  
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*Licking Valley Courier<br>P. O. Box 187<br>West Liberty, KY 41472
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/obitpage.html Morgan County Obituaries]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/obitpage.html Morgan County Obituaries]  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~&nbsp;&nbsp; Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate  
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10914 Herald &amp; Stewart &amp; Halsey Funeral]
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*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10914 Herald &amp; Stewart &amp; Halsey Funeral]  
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10723 Potter Funeral Home Inc.]<br>&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10723 Potter Funeral Home Inc.]<br>&nbsp;
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1866-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 2 (1866-1963)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== School records  ====
 
==== School records  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/morgan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project, Morgan County]&nbsp;<br>**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/vitals/marriages/m1857.txt Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky 1821-1882]
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===== Birth =====
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/1870mortality.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails 1870 Mortality Schedule]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/deaths.html Morgan County Deaths]
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*'''1852-1861''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517791}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/marriages.html Morgan County Marriages]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/vitals.html Morgan County Vital Records]
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*'''1874''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517792}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517793}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517791}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517795}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/morgan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project, Morgan County]&nbsp;<br>**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/vitals/marriages/m1857.txt Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky 1821-1882]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/1870mortality.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails 1870 Mortality Schedule]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/deaths.html Morgan County Deaths]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/marriages.html Morgan County Marriages]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/vitals.html Morgan County Vital Records]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/marriage.htm USGenWeb Archives Project, Morgan County, Kentucky Marriage Index]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/marriage.htm USGenWeb Archives Project, Morgan County, Kentucky Marriage Index]  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births & Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths & Burials] ~ KY Deaths & Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths & Marriages  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000  
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
*Morgan County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 900; Route 1<br>West Liberty KY 41472  
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*Morgan County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 900; Route 1<br>West Liberty KY 41472
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/index.html Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy] [USGenWeb-KyGenWeb Site]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/index.html Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy] [USGenWeb-KyGenWeb Site]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195556&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Morgan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277577228950_175" />
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277577228950_175" />  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/morgan/ Morgan Co., Kentucky Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/morgan/ Morgan Co., Kentucky Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/ Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/ Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Guide to Morgan County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Morgan County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1822
County Seat West Liberty
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Morgan County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1823 1852 1830 1846 1866
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Morgan County Courthouse
 450 Prestonburg Street
PO Box 26;
West Liberty, KY 41472-1162
Phone: 606.743.3949[1]

History

Parent County

1822--Morgan County was created 7 December 1822 from Floyd and Bath Counties.  County seat: West Liberty [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862, 1925--Disasters destroyed most records.

9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adele Fannin Middle Fork Sellars
Bear Wallow Florress Mima Silverhill
Blairs Mills Gordon Ford Mize Smith Creek
Blaze Grassy Creek Moon Stacy Fork
Bonny Greear Murphyfork Straight Creek
Caney Head of Stacy Fork Neal Valley Tarklin
Cannel City Hickory Grove Nickell Twentysix
Caskey Fork (hist.) Holliday Oak Hill Upper Sandlick
Caskey Settlement Index Ophir Upper White Oak Creek
Cindas Creek Jeptha Panama Vance Fork
Cisco Jericho Payton War Creek
Coffee Creek Jones Creek Pekin West Liberty
Cottle Kellacey Perry Bend Wheel Rim
Crockett Leisure Pomp Wheelrim Fork
Dehart Lenox Redwine White Oak
Dingus Liberty Road Relief Woodsbend
Ditney School (hist.) Licking River Rexville Wrigley
Ebon Lost Creek Right Fork Yocum
Elamton Lower Sandlick Road Fork Zag
Elkfork Malone Rockhouse
Elna Matthew Rush Branch
Ezel Maytown Salem

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Bible

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc.

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,857
18404,60361.1%
18507,62065.5%
18609,23721.2%
18705,975−35.3%
18808,45541.5%
189011,24933.0%
190012,79213.7%
191016,25927.1%
192016,5181.6%
193015,130−8.4%
194016,82711.2%
195013,624−19.0%
196011,056−18.8%
197010,019−9.4%
198012,10320.8%
199011,648−3.8%
200013,94819.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21175.txt

For tips on accessing Morgan County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Morgan County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County, Kentucky:

- 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company A.
- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

School records

Morgan County School Photos and Yearbooks 

Taxation

Morgan County Court and Tax Records 

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Morgan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517791 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Morgan County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517792 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Morgan County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517793 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517791 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517794 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517795 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.